Mark Blum, Jamie Brewer, and Vanessa Aspillaga in "Amy and the Orphans" at Roundabout Theatre Co. (Photo by Joan Marcus)

Theatre World Awards Announces 2018 Winners

The 12 recipients include Anthony Boyle, Jamie Brewer, Denise Gough, Noma Dumezweni, and Harry Hadden-Paton.

NEW YORK CITY: The 2018 Theatre World Award honorees have been announced, comprising Broadway and Off-Broadway debut performances. The winners will be celebrated at 74th annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony on the set of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Once on This Island at Circle in the Square Theatre on June 4.

The winners, from performances in the 2017-18 theatrical season, are:

  • Anthony Boyle, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
  • Jamie Brewer, Amy and the Orphans
  • Noma Dumezweni, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
  • Johnny Flynn, Hangmen
  • Denise Gough, Angels in America
  • Harry Hadden-Paton, My Fair Lady
  • Hailey Kilgore, Once on This Island
  • James McArdle, Angels in America
  • Lauren Ridloff, Children of a Lesser God
  • Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Charlie Stemp, Hello, Dolly!
  • Katy Sullivan, Cost of Living

In addition, Victor Garber will receive the 6th annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre; he was last seen on Broadway in the revival of Hello, Dolly!

The Theatre World Awards was first presented in 1945 and was founded by John Willis, editor-in-chief of Theatre World, an annual guide to theatre around the country.

The Theatre World Award winners were chosen by the Theatre World Awards Committee, comprising theatre critics Roma Torre (NY1), David Cote (formerly of Time Out New York), Joe Dziemianowicz (New York Daily News), Peter Filichia (formerly of the Newark Star-Ledger) Harry Haun (The Observer), Elysa Gardner (formerly of USA Today), and Frank Scheck (The Hollywood Reporter).